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Heeding the Legacy of Stanford White

Heeding the Legacy of Stanford White

When Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects won the Stanford White Award from the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art a couple of weeks back, Tom Kligerman took time to reflect on the man for whom the prize is named. And his partner who led the team that won it. It’s seems no coincidence that their Black and White [...]

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Tom Kligerman’s Shingle Style Homes

Tom Kligerman’s Shingle Style Homes

If the shingle style’s not firmly embedded in Tom Kligerman’s DNA, it’s certainly been environmentally ingrained in most of his life. “I grew up in Connecticut, and spent my summer on the ocean in Rhode Island, in a town populated by those homes,” the principal in Ike Kligerman Barkley says. “I fell in love with [...]

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New York’s Winners, Built by Women

New York’s Winners, Built by Women

First came the unsuccessful, if consciousness-raising, 2013 petition on behalf of Denise Scott-Brown to the Pritzker Prize Committee. Next up: a 2014 AIA Gold Medal for Julia Morgan, the early 20th-century architect of Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif. Now come the winners in the Built by Women competition, sponsored by the Beverly Willis Architecture [...]

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In Raleigh, a Smokestack Transformed

In Raleigh, a Smokestack Transformed

A masonry smokestack rising on the outskirts of Raleigh, 130 feet tall and 60 years old, is about to be symbolically reincarnated. It’s to become a beacon of progress – for the North Carolina Museum of Art, for the City of Raleigh and for a regional system of parks and greenways. It’s part of a [...]

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An Italian Invasion, Part II: IMAESTRI

An Italian Invasion, Part II: IMAESTRI

Paolo Timoni will be the first to tell you he knows nothing at all about design. No, he’ll say, he’s a management consultant. He’s spent much of his career in the states working with McKinsey on telecommunications clients, then on his own, helping turn around the Italian manufacturer of Vespa motor scooters. Now he’s engaged [...]

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In Chicago, a Time-Saver for Designers

In Chicago, a Time-Saver for Designers

Chicago-based Refined Haystack is an online expediter. “In a nutshell, it’s here to help the interior design community save time,” says founder Sabrina Vodnik. “It’s a value proposition.” Refined Haystack takes the existing relationships between designers, showrooms, stores, and consumers – and accelerates their activities in a digital format. It’s a place to connect and [...]

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Handmade Ornaments for the Holidays

Handmade Ornaments for the Holidays

Think of them as original works of art, rather than ornaments. Because they are. Handmade one at a time, these miniature sculptures from Artful Home are created by artists and submitted to a jury headed by Michael Monroe, former director of the Renwick Gallery. “We asked for submissions and received thousands,” says CEO Lisa Bayne. [...]

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In Time for the Holidays: Archigrams

In Time for the Holidays: Archigrams

Now here’s a holiday gift that’s custom-made with the architecture aficionado in mind: Archigrams, from Michie Cao. She launched them with a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, earning 130 percent above her original goal. Then she got to work on producing posters of Fallingwater, the Farnsworth House, the Villa Savoye, and other 20th-century masterpieces. “I [...]

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Floors Recycled from Barns, Distilleries

Floors Recycled from Barns, Distilleries

As the nation’s agrarian and industrial landscapes have been transformed over the past 100 years, so too has the wood that shaped their structures. It’s not unusual today to find century-old hickory, maple and oak – from barns, distilleries and cotton mills – used as flooring, siding and fireplace mantels. It’s a booming business. Knoxville, [...]

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A Pair of Aces for Downtown Raleigh

A Pair of Aces for Downtown Raleigh

Rather than wait for a client to beat a path to their door, the enterprising owners at Raleigh Architecture Company, one of the city’s newest firms, built a better mousetrap. Actually, they built two – side by side. Downtown, on infill lots. “We played developer, contractor, architect, and owner on these,” says firm co-owner Robby [...]

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